Undergraduate Research Grant Program
For the Graduate Research Grant Program, please click here
The Undergraduate Research Program is designed to provide financial support to undergraduate students for research and scholarly activities related to their program of studies to enable them to better understand the scientific process, experience discovery, develop their analytical and communication skills, and become consumers of research. This University-wide program has supported laboratory research, field activities, art projects, written works, and computer applications and is funded by the Shippensburg University Foundation.
Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit applications for independent research to be conducted during the academic year and summer months. Also, they are encouraged to write and publish papers describing their research and to submit proposals for presentation at national and regional conferences.
Undergraduate Research Grant Program Details
We are no longer accepting UGR grant applications for 2012/2013.
2012/2013 Call for Proposals for the Undergraduate Research Grant Program - please review for complete program details and instructions.
Please Note: This year’s UGR Grants will be awarded on a COMPETITIVE BASIS.
Deadlines for applying: October 3, 2012 by 5:00 P.M.
Award Notification: First Week of November 2012.
To be considered for funding the IPSSP Office must receive your:
- Completed online application form (Link is no longer available)
- 3-page narrative and budget form - These items should be emailed to Pamela Bucher, at firstname.lastname@example.org, as PDFs.
To assist you in preparing your proposal narrative and budget we have provided the following links:
- Scoring Rubric We strongly encourage you to organize your narrative around the categories identified on this rubric. Please respond to each of the criteria separately and specifically.
- Budget Template (Excel Format) or Budget Template (Word Format)
- These worksheets were designed to assist you in preparing your proposal budget.
- We strongly encourage you to work with your faculty mentor to identify reasonable costs associated with your proposal.
- If you prefer, you may create your own worksheet. If you do so, you are expected use the same budget categories and use the same layout as provided on these templates.
If you have any questions regarding the UGR grant program contact the IPSSP office at IPSSP@ship.edu or call 717-477-1251.
*Related Topic: Library Research Award
Students funded through the Undergraduate Research Grant Program are required to present their research results at the Celebration of Student Research Conference in April.
Research Ethics and Undergraduate Research Grants
When Humans are Used in Research:
Shippensburg University complies with federal regulations regarding the use of human subjects in research. This means that any project using humans must gain the approval of the SU Committee on Research with Human Subjects before any data is collected. For help in submitting a proposal to the Committee on Research with Human Subjects please click here: http://www.ship.edu/research/
For more information on the federal regulations on the use of human subjects in research, click here: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations
For More Information:
College of Education and Human Services -- Dr. Jennifer Clements, Co-Chair of the Committee on Research with Human Subjects.
College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business -- Dr. Dorlisa Minnick, Co-Chair of the Committee on Research with Human Subjects
When Animals are Used in Research:
Student research that includes the use of live animals must seek the approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before the project commences. Contact Dr. Kathryn Potoczak for detailed information on the procedure for gaining this approval.